Mayor Sara hits use of ‘Manila’ song in SEAG opening


Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio slammed Sunday, December 1, the use of “Manila” song during the opening ceremony of the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan.

On her social media post, the presidential daughter said the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee’s (Phisgoc) should have become “inclusive” if it wanted the Filipinos to cheer for the local athletes.

“Di po ba Philippine flag ang dala? Why would you play the song Manila? Did Lapu-Lapu die for Manila,” she said on her Instagram.

The “upbeat danceable song” should not be made as an excuse for choosing the Hotdog song “Manila,” she said.

“Kami nagimbento ng budots. Kaloko man oie. We should be inclusive when we want to encourage our countrymen to cheer,” Duterte-Carpio said.

“Yes, nega ako, bakit? I am a Filipino but I don’t have one drop of Tagalog blood in me. Pure Vismin by birth and Ilocos by marriage. #bastabisayahilas add na natin German American for the glam,” she added.

President Rodrigo Duterte led the opening ceremony of the SEAG Saturday night, November 30.